Insurance Billing/Collections Assistant III - Anesthesiology - 49398 | Washington University in St. Louis - Military Veterans

at Herc - Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

EOE Statement: Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Essential Functions: POSITION SUMMARY: Performs advanced billing and collection activities.  Acts as a Lead IBC Assistant.  Makes collection calls, verifies accuracy and completeness of claims, contacts insurance companies and collection agencies in regards to expediting payments from various payers for physician’s services.  Responsible for posting discounts, adjustments and charge corrections. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Acts as a Lead IBC Assistant.  Responsible for training and orientating other IBC Assistants. Performs collection follow-up duties on specific financial classifications, such as commercial insurance, self-pay, Medicare and Medicaid claims. Posts discounts, adjustments, charge corrections and internal deposits. Reviews and audits invoices for Quality Assurance and Productivity Audits. Makes collection calls to insurance companies and patients to ensure timely payment of claims. Reviews remittance advises for rejection and accuracy of payment amounts. Verifies accuracy and completeness of charge tickets, monitors attachments for claims to obtain maximum reimbursements. Contacts insurance companies regarding posting payments and collection agencies regarding payment reports. Responds to questions and requests from Insurance companies and employees on team. Supports customer service unit in answering billing and collection questions. Acts as back-up support for Accounts/Receivable staff during peak times, vacations and illnesses. Required Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent high school certification with three to five years of previous billing or insurance experience. Preferred Qualifications: Two years of college or business school. Prior insurance billing follow up experience. Experience with calling insurance payers to obtain claim statuses. Experience with formalization of appeals. Working knowledge of computers, general office equipment, telephone console, medical terminology, collection techniques and communication skills that involves dealing with confidential information. Job Type/Schedule: This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.   Internal Applicant Instruction: This position is grade C08. Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account.? If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor.?? To attach these documents, go to:? My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type ? Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation. Benefits: This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits:   https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7 Department Name/Job Location: This position is in the Department of Anesthesiology.  This position is for the Medical School Campus. Salary Range: The hiring range for this position is $18.81 - $23.52 per hour. Pre-Employment Screening: All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

St. Louis, Missouri

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